Commercial Development Resources (CDR) is pleased to have completed work on the first Dutch Brothers Coffee in Coachella Valley, California, which opened on August 2. When asked about working on the project, Principal Aaron Albertson of CDR said, “Dutch Brothers is a big concept in the Pacific Northwest right now, and they are quickly moving into the California market. The coffee is strong and delicious, and they have a dedicated following. Everyone in the development community wants to work with them, and we are excited to have worked on their first store in the Coachella Valley.”
Dutch Brothers Coffee was started by ex-dairy farmers Dane and Travis Boersma in Grants Pass, Oregon, in 1992. With more than 350 locations and 12,000 employees in seven states, they are the country’s largest privately-held drive-thru coffee retailer. The rapidly growing company went from developing 9 to 26 sites annually, and after completing a whopping 61 projects in 2019, they are aiming for triple digits in the coming years.
With a goal of achieving greater consistency across the span of all their projects, Dutch Brothers Vice President of Design & Construction, Daniel Batty and his team have reduced the number of architects they involve in their projects and work exclusively with qualified, reliable general contractors resulting in better pricing, higher quality, and smoother delivery. In an interview with American Builders Quarterly, Batty explained, “That’s how we get the quality we’re looking for. We’re only as good as our partnerships, and we have developed an incredible group of team players.”
CDR is proud to be one of Dutch Brothers team players on the Coachella Valley store. CDR has completed more than 65 land development projects in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry. For more information on the company’s restaurant development experience, please contact us.